The Cape of Baja Peninsula

Apr 05, 2019 - National Geographic Venture

This morning was one of birds, culture, and our fair share of paletas (popsicles!). Add these moments to an afternoon of heightened whale activity, and what we are left with is a day along the southern tip of Baja that made some the very best memories we’ve had on this voyage.

After breakfast, we visited the estuary of San Jose del Cabo and the town center. Then it was time for whales. It was anticipated that we would be traveling quite a way out before we would see them. Instead, we found ourselves positively immersed with humpback viewings without having to go but a fraction of the distance! What an outstanding expedition this has been so far!

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Mike learned early on that the best way to escape Ohio was to become a marine biologist.  During college at Wittenberg University he attended a semester at Duke University's Marine Lab — that time only confirmed his love for all things oceanic and maritime.  After graduation, Mike promptly moved to Catalina Island in California where he taught marine biology to school kids.  Since 1999, Mike has been working and traveling chasing his three loves: marine critters, photography, and birds.

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